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An assassin from the East. Uses Water Edge, Bolt Edge, and Fire Skean, then he vanishes with Inviz.

Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Ninja is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI. It is one of the most dangerous enemies on the Floating Continent.



Ninja is first encountered in the Cave to the Sealed Gate, on the eastern edge of the Gestahlian Empire. The player must press the right-hand switch adjacent to the save point chamber in the middle of the cave system to fight a solo Ninja. Stealing from this Ninja is the first chance for the player to obtain a pair of Angel Wings (excluding the Jidoor auction). In the Steam version, the switch can be reactivated after entering and leaving the save chamber.

Every turn Ninja have a 66% chance of throwing a Flame Scroll, Water Scroll or Lightning Scroll, doing several hundred damage to the party. They often attack in pairs, and thus can quickly decimate the party. They have a 33% chance of countering any attack with Stealth, granting Vanish status. They are weak to Lightning.

Ninja may drop a Fuma Shuriken, a powerful throwing weapon for this point in the game.


Thundara spells and Gau's Aspiran Rage work well, as does Shadow throwing Lightning Scrolls. Casting Death on Ninja can be very effective.


Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Normal Back Surrounded Side
180 Ninja x2 Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 5
188 Ninja x2, Platinum Dragon Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 6
524 Ninja Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle

AI script[]

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Flame Scroll (33%) or Water Scroll (33%) or Attack (33%)
2nd Turn: Flame Scroll (33%) or Attack (33%) or Lightning Scroll (33%)
3rd Turn: Attack (33%) or Water Scroll (33%) or Lightning Scroll (33%)
If attacked by "Attack": Target self, and Stealth (33%)

Other appearances[]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[]

PFF Ninja Enemy.png

Ninja from Final Fantasy VI appears as an enemy in Pictlogica Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

FFRK Ninja FFVI.png

Ninja from Final Fantasy VI appears as an enemy in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.



A ninja was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan who specialized in unorthodox warfare. The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration, and assassination, and open combat in certain situations.

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